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good evening, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm laura evan. >> i'm maureen umeh. it's beewet, cold, gray, career, you name it. it's been that kind of a day here. some good news. sunday could be sunny. how does that sound? >> gwen tolbert joins us now with a look at the rest of the forecast. >> reporter: we had plenty of rain, and i am sure that people would love to see the sun back. let's look at our map. we have had a fair amount of rain showers moving out over the course of today and we will gradually see a break and
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seeing a chance of a few more showers and rather than that, it won't be that into the weekend. highs today, 46 degrees at reagan national airport; 43, dulles; 45, bwi-thurgood marshal. the temperatures below the average, anywhere from two to five degrees. 45 at d.c., 45 at manasses, 46 at fredericksburg; 45 degrees at baltimore as well. the temperature is not bad and that is still mild outside. overnight tonight, we're heading to 36 degrees for an overnight low. a light northerly wind flow. the sun will return into tomorrow and under the influence brace yourself. we'll have winds to deal with and i will have all the details later on and a look at that all- important seven-day forecast. back to you. >> all right, we'll see you soon. new at 6, the prince georges county police are investigating a murder in langley park. the officers got a call earlier about a man who was stabbed. the police are not saying anything at this point about suspects or a motive. >> it's 5 a.m.
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we are live here at the 8100 block of rigs road for a call of a man down. when we arrived, we found an adult male lying on the ground unresponsive. he was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. >> middle school are anything anyone with information to call them. we're following two stories out of the district tonight. the first one happened around 1:30 this morning on 9th street northwest and just a few blocks from howard university. a dispute at the 1920 d.c. night club and lounge got heated and the 24-year-old cedric spicer from d.c. shot and killed 30-year-old joseph hardin from alexandrea,stra virginia. the second shooting happened on livingston terrace in southeast this morning. a virginia man, 49-year-old damon brown, was found with several gun shot wounds. e.m.s. later took him to a hospital where he died. the police are offering a
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$25,000 reward leading to an arrest. an update on an explosion at a sub shop in virginia. charges of arson filed against the suspect in that case. horace thompson is served with a warrant. on february 6th, the 25-year- old through an -- threw an incendiary device into the shop. he was taken into custody after being released from the burn center. the owner of the store was injured in that explosion. a fourth victim died after a horrific house fire. the 11-year-old deja price passed away late friday night at the children's medical center. the fire officials say an electrical problem caused the fire at the family's home on leslie avenue on thursday morning. darrell terrace price jr. has an eight-year-old daughter tamia and four-year-old daughter patrice who was killed in the blaze. the 33-year-old mother and eight-year-old girl remain hospitalized. firefighters battled another fire at a home in prince georges county. the crews responded to a call on barry road in accokeek.
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two people inside the one-story home were able to escape. the cause of the fire is under investigation. the officials say the home did not have working smoke alarms. police continue with a collision involving three cars and a school bus. they happened friday afternoon on copper road north of game preserve road. the driver of one of the vehicles was taken to the hospital and remains in critical . six special needs students and a driver's aid were on board that bus. out of virginia, a big story. the state senate approved a new transportation bill. it will replace the states gasoline tax, including a 6% levee on diesel fuel. it will increase from 5 to 5.3%. the senate adjourned on friday before voting on the legislation. in the coming weeks, the d.c. city council is expected to debate on some new law on truancy. the new chairman of the council's education committee is pushing for the new
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ordinance while mayor gray opposes it. today, there was a forum on truancy at ann beers elementary school in the hillcrest neighborhood. john henrehan was there and joining us live from the newsroom. was the proposed now law a major topic in. >> and that is largely the topic. when high introduced it, part of the new law required mandatory -- when unexcused absences exceeded 20 days a year and he's willing to drop that provision and believes that city intervention is necessary when students don't come to school. there has always been a certain amount of truancy among d.c. public school students. a generation ago, truancy was squelched by families and the school system. >> and the first time we went to the botanical gardens rather than school. when i got home, the truant officer was sitting in my
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living room. >> reporter: nowadays, truancy among d.c. public school students is chronic, especially in poorer neighborhoods. at anacostia high school, the students who had 21 days ofup excused absences amounted to 45% of the student body.
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those who were cropically truant tended to not graduate and many wind up in the criminal justice system. the superior court judge said that it's a complicated social problem. >> when you go to the social settings, the person to be sentenced as an adult, you will see educational failure and you will see parents not old enough to start a family who were not prepared to raise children and who pretty much, out of frustration, let them raise themselves. >> reporter: current city law already allows the jailing of parents of chronically truant children, although that drastic step almost never happens. city councilman david katana's bill would require parents classes or community service for parents of cropically truant students. >> we have a lot of 49, 15, 16, and 17-year-olds who are not in school and we don't know why. they fall off the radar screen and weed in somebody in this government reaching after the the family and individuals and finding out what the situation is and bringing them back. >> reporter: under the catania truancy bill, if the parent affirms in writing they can't control their teenager, the prosecution generally melts away, but the city social worker will likely begin intervening in that case. the gray administration opposes the bill. it's still alive and there will be a further truancy hearing in d.c. scheduled for february 28th. >> thank you. still ahead, big changes coming from district drivers and their license plates. find out what will be different and what is staying the same when we come back.   plan 
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. a councilman in baltimore county arrested on suspicion of
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drunk driving. he was pulled over this morning for driving with his headlights off. he was arrested and later given a breathalyzer test. the police not releasing the results at this time. he was elected to council in 2010. district drivers will soon notice a change on their license plate. mayor gray ordered the change on friday. the plates will new say district of columbia instead of washington, d.c. this won't happen immediately. the place will also include the slogan taxation without representing a, reflecting the fact that district voters don't have voting representation in congress. the countdown to sequester cuts continues with a compromise seeming less likely with each passing day. in his weekly presidential address, president obama detailed what the cuts would mean. >> once the cuts take affect, thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off and tips of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. air traffic controllers and airport security want the cutbacks, causing delays across
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the country. >> in the gop weekly, republicans say democrats seeking higher taxes is the reason why a deal hasn't been reached. college students are tackling america's long-term fiscal and economic challenges with a competition called up to us. >> ten school -- campaigns around the rising debt on economic opportunity and investment in the future. fox business network sandra smith has that story. >> reporter: it's something you may not expect to see from college students. hundreds gathering to discuss america's rising national debt&. nyu is one of 10 schools selected to compete in the inaugural up to us competition. the campaign sponsored by the peerer g. peterson foundation, the clinton global initiative university and net impact challenges students to engage the peers on how fiscal issues can impact the future. >> we think of it that it's not our problem. some of our online interviews, they said it's our problem.
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we're the ones that are growing into this debt and it's going to fall squarely on our shoulders 20 years down the road. so, the main issue is that students don't see it that way. >> on top of having full class leads, jobs, and personal lives, students are participating to raise awareness of america's debt. >> trying to get more people to know about our campaign and the federal debt. we're also going to hold two more events. one is a quiz bowl like a jeopardy event and the other one is a debate between college republicans and college democrats who are hoping to draw a lot of people to see how this problem is exacerbated in congress. >> reporter: in its pilot year, students are organizing speaking events like this one and using social media. they'll be judged on how many of their peers they get to participate in the campaign, what kind of actions they do, and how creative the actions are. >> we're always amazed at how sophisticated and creative students are. they come up with ideas that i could never think of in a
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million years. so, both the creativity of how they're approaching this issue and their commitment and the time they're putting on this campaign are just amazing. >> reporter: the campaign and march 2 -- ends march 2nd. the winner will be announced at the conference in april and receive $10,000. in new york, sandra smith, fox business. >> cool stuff. >> yeah. still ahead, fox 5 investigates how to keep you safe on met bro ro. what to do if you fall on the track and the train is barreling towards you. we're going to show you what one woman did. >> and foodies flock to the district. find out gq magazine's pick for best meal in america and it's here in our own backyard. and if you have a story idea, call the fox 5 tipline. the number is on the screen: 202-895-3,000 or sending you an e-mail to
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the last few months, there have been reports where people were pushed out of the tracks on purpose. >> and that is something that takes a second and fallling on the tracks happens on accidents more often than you might think. what if it happened to you on metro? >> fox 5 investigative reporter sherri ly shows us what to do and how one woman survived. >> reporter: it doesn't take a subway pusher to fall on to metro rail's track. in some cases, metro said people aren't paying attention.
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they're multitasking when they fall by accident. it's rare and has happened on metro rail and now we'll show you one way to survive if you end up in the path of a train. in the hustle and bustle of a metro rail station, people get jostled. >> it's almost like a wrestling match. >> reporter: push and shove. >> i'm very close -- on the butt. >> reporter: and sometimes it happens. people fall. >> i would say maybe three to five times in a month. >> reporter: over a year, that is up to 60 time -- 60 times a person ends up on the tracks, usually unintentionally. sometimes people drop things and drop down to retrieve it with little thought for the danger. >> typically in most situations, the customer finds a way to the platform. >> reporter: sometimes they can't and watch the surveillance video four years ago here. as the crowd is walking away, can you see it at the top of
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the screen, a woman falls on to the tracks. people try to help but within seconds, the lights begin blinking signaling a train arriving. another camera shows people waiving desperately to stop the train. the video shows it in real time from the time the woman fell until the train arrived passing her takes just 17 seconds. houston transit police officer elliott swanson remembers it clearly. >> and i turned to look into the track line and saw a person standing there with their arms in the air. >> reporter: he was working with metro for president obama's first inauguration. he had a few hours emergency training. >> she didn't have a lot of er >> how she survived is 11 and that is increasingly important after recent subway attacks elsewhere and last month, surveillance video from philadelphia shows a 23-year- old woman dragged off the
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platform and thrown on to the track. >> in 20 years, i haven't seen anything this horrific. >> reporter: show climbed up and that came after two subway pusher attacks in new york city. including a man police say was pushed to his death after an argument. and no one helped as he desperately tried to climb up from the tracks. >> my -- another person who would hesitate to not help anyone else. >> reporter: if this had been the d.c. metro system, there may have been a way to survive. it's called an area of refuge, running the length of the platform beneath the overhang. it's a few feet high and 28 inches wide. about the same as these two pieces of paper put together and it's meant as a last resort. when you can't escape an oncoming train. using this bench as an example, you need to lie down up against the wall and as flat as you can and don't move. >> that is an entire train energized at this point in time. can you touch a piece of the train that is electrified and
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electrocuted. >> reporter: ask metro riders and few people know the refuge area exists. and looking at it, many are skeptical. >> i don't believe so. i don't think so we we need to see someone do it to believe it. >> i'm going to start praying. that is all i have. >> reporter: the 2009 -- 2009 surveillance video is proof that the train can't stop in time and the woman is on the tracks still and that is when he remembered something from his brief training. >> i just started pushing her down and telling her to stay underneath the platform. the train came closer and she jetted back out again. i had to push her back in and the train rolled through. >> reporter: the train and track were de-energized while the woman remained trapped between the platform and train car still alive. the woman escaped without serious injuries. >> i had time to sit there and watch it and look at it, you know, just scratch my head and
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thankful it was there. >> reporter: the recent subway attack brought everything flashing back. >> and that is -- it happens. you hope people will react and do something, not just stand by and watch. >> reporter: metro has stairs at the end of the platform from the track bed, but if a train is approaching, there may not be time to get there. and if you have managed to avoid being electrocuted by the high-voltage third rail, the refuge under the platform might be the only hope of survival. metro stresses this area is meant only as a last resort.
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if you see someone who fell on the metro tracks, call 911 and alert the station manager. whatever you do, don't jump on to the tracks to help. now, you have not one but two highways at risk. sherri ly, fox 5 news. >> that is scary. >> yeah. >> and that is real. >> and you go with your kids, too. >> yeah. >> and clawed on to them. >> absolutely. >> and -- on a lighter note, that is ugly outside. >> yeah, i know. >> and look at it this way. if we didn't have the rain -- . >> there you go. >> and that is good. >> a positive way of looking at things. >> folks. >> and look outside. and beautiful shot of our national cathedral and the skies are on the gray side. that is right. temperaturewise, it's not too bad, though and still mild outside. today was not too bad, even though we were below the seasonal average. seeing some clouds and a break
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in the precipitation. take a look. it's pushing its way to the northeast now and we have a ridge of high pressure early in and that is going to help us. into the overnight hours tonight, however, i do anticipate a few pop-up showers that we'll have to deal with and be prepared. at 100% out of the clear in terms of tonight and heading out anywhere tonight to enjoy the evening be prepared for a chance of a passing shower or two once past midnight. as we look up the mid-atlantic, that is where this precipitation is going and take a look. it's running into some very cold air. once again, thingland being saturated with more -- new england is saturated with more snowfall, what they don't need considering what they have been dealing with and this is going to head up. the mid-atlantic definitely being impacted by that rain that we dealt w. i talked about the temperatures and this is a look at the highs today, below the seasonal average. anywhere from three to five degrees. we have 46 at reagan national airport; 43 at dills; and 45 at -- dulles, and 45 at bwe- thurgood marshal. currently, we're near that whole temperature range into where we were for our daytime highs and it's 45 now at d.c.; 43 at quantico and 43 at winchester and cumberland to the west. 43 at frederick and
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gaithersburg. you can see the cooler air in the mid-atlantic and why they running into that precipitation into that snow and changing into rain and that. 36 degrees for overnight low and once again, showers possible as we move into the overnight hours. the clouds will start to clear out. we'll see sunshine into tomorrow and in the meantime for tonight, a chance of those showers picking up and light in nature in the -- into 40 degrees and the 10:00 hour. 36 for your overnight low. tomorrow, i'm happy to say the sun will be returning and you have another little kind of kink in it. mother nature's throwing it in. details later. >> all right. and gq named what it thinks is the most in america. >> and d.c. is becoming a hot
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62. >> reporter: lincoln, jefferson, washington. the people who helped build a nation. now that the nation's capitol is building into a foody frenzy. >> that is it now. >> reporter: yes, its developing culin air cool. >> when i moved her -- . >> i didn't think it was stuffy follow until 5:00 and everyone loosens up and has a few drinks and go out. >> reporter: they work for it. >> i doll what i have to do for good food. >> reporter: he is close to the front of a very long winding line on 17th street. >> a show? >> why. >> this is d.c. >> reporter: the destination is at an ordinary gray door itching for a paint job. there is no sign. >> i'm here for an epicurean experience and the service is fantastic. that is a plus. >> reporter: it's called little
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seros, northern thai food whose restaurant helps put the d.c. food scene on the map. in the case, no reservations, pull up a chair, a laptop and your wine bible. after all, this is religion for some and fortitude for the line and the food. >> and there is one course that was so spicey, we were crying tears. it was so good, we had to eat more. >> tears of joy? >> and around the black. >> reporter: he lives upstairs. >> and that is exciting. the cvs and duncan doughnuts before and that is for good food. >> reporter: wolfgang puck is a culin mary -- culinary king and that cooking shows and farmer's markets turned americans into smarter food consumers. >> and didn't know about ingredients. may not know how to cook it and they know what it should taste like. >> reporter: that allows the executive chef to serve up some
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adventurous dishes the d.c. crowd may have cringed at awhile back and maybe about the time of jobs. >> corporate tax attorney and the restaurateur. >> he did just fine, a study on booming 49th street northwest. >> we are not obviously at the level in san francisco and chicago and los angeles. once you get past the four cities, i think d.c. can hold the phone with anyone. boston, philly, atlanta, miami. >> reporter: you can see washington's culinary transformation from up here on a rooftop and northeast where what was old is now again. off florida avenue on the site of what was the old union terminal market, richie brandenburg works for e. the developer and as a chef heard the same questions over and over. >> where can i get this? where do you get your meat and fish? >> reporter: there are meats. >> some of the most phenomenal baking in the country. the chefs import this stuff.
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>> reporter: and spices and vegetables. >> and. >> reporter: we don't want to be a food court but experiences. you hit the soda shop and you can stop for a couple of oysters. >> and there and -- in for a treat. >> that's all right. >> reporter: because those days, it's not just politics in washington that they're serving up. beth parker, fox 5 news. ox 5 n . coming up, a christmas lights controversy and a naughty neighbor. why one ohioan is beyond upset about the sweat she's getting from a neighbor for having her christmas lights up.
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